Clean Your Computer & Make It Run Fast - with No Cost Tools
What you'll learn
- Remove annoying and distracting pop-up and fake advertisements.
- Clean viruses and malware off your own computer easily and without paying another cent.
- Increase the speed and usefulness of your computer.
- You need to be able to get on to the Internet.
Take back your power! Speed up your computer - for free.
***This course is ideal for beginners in the world of taking care of your computer. It is designed to take you step by step through the very basics of working with your computer.***
Join now for ongoing access to all lectures and interaction with more than 1,500 students.
Learn how to keep your computer running as fast as it can. Even if you are afraid to look at anything other than your email or Facebook, you can learn how to use completely free tools to fix those things that destroy your surfing pleasure.
Have you ever tried to look at a website only to find your computer screen completely unusable because it is covered with pop-ups?
Do you get big bright messages telling you that you have hundreds of viruses?
Are you tired of taking your computer to the repair shop to pay hundreds to have it cleaned and speeded up?
Then this course is for you. You will take a gentle peek at your computer and learn a bit more about it than you ever thought you wanted to know. Then you'll discover the truth about how you can surf the 'net and how to protect yourself from brutal attacks and hijacked webpages.
You'll learn about the different programs available and how to safely and properly use antivirus and antimalware programs to protect yourself.
The course can be finished in a weekend if you want to plunge right into it. The best thing is, you can see immediate improvements in your computer's performance before you are half-way through the course.
Who this course is for:
- This course is meant for people who would like to keep their computer in prime working condition without having to pay big bucks to the repair shop all the time.
- You don't need to know anything about how the computer works or what buttons you need to push.
- This course is great for anyone who is frustrated by how slow their computer is and annoyed by all those little windows that cover your screen.
Technology and Writing
I began my working life as a writer and became fascinated with technology. The first technology for me involved a portable manual typewriter. I needed to be able to work anywhere.
Among my certifications, the one that was the most difficult to obtain was my Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designation. Even though, I "retired" from an international consulting company in 2003, I continued to apply the intense knowledge learned during the CISSP training to my business life.
Living the Simple Lifestyle
Part of working anywhere meant that I learned to keep my lifestyle simple and streamlined. I like to find the easiest (and cheapest) way to keep things running smoothly.
I had a small computer repair shop where I revived computers that people thought were dead or at least non-functioning. When I realized that 90% of the computers that came into the shop were suffering from malware attacks, I found ways that people can prevent this kind of disruption in their computer world.
How I Learned
I became involved in computers in 1981 when there were not many choices for home computers. I grew up with home computing and learned each new rendition and release as it appeared. By 1989, I was teaching people how to use WordPerfect in an office setting.
By 1995, I was learning how to build websites. By 1997, I was a contract instructor for the biggest names in software training. In the new century, I was a consultant for CGI, an independent information technology and business process services firm.
In 2003, I "retired" from working in an office and ghostwrote and fixed computers and turned to seeking the simple lifestyle.